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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Just remember folks, actual MLS photos are under copyright.

Sep 14, 2017 06:10 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

A million dollar listing is worthy of great professional photography. Actually, any listing is worthy of professional photography!!

Sep 14, 2017 10:36 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Yes, our MLS does not allow poaching of photos (although some do it any way)! As Carol Williams said, they are copyrighted.

Sep 14, 2017 09:17 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Richard Weeks has shown us way worse than this photo...he'll be the man for this one.

Sep 14, 2017 07:36 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I am astounded on a daily basis at what agents put into listing photographs. I am more astounded by the fact that their sellers allow them to do that.

Sep 14, 2017 07:27 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

My thoughts are with Carol Williams on this.  

Sep 14, 2017 07:06 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Um, the problem isn't the photos.  It's about the house.

Sep 14, 2017 09:51 AM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 There are Facebook Groups and websites devoted to this topic.  

Sep 14, 2017 09:05 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Christopher Weeks will provide you with hilarious stuff!

Sep 14, 2017 06:01 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

"do onto others..."

I would rather that others do not look too closely at mine, so I wont do it to others either.

Sep 14, 2017 07:37 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I don't repost any photos from MLS without permission. Sorry.

Sep 14, 2017 02:59 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have a good collection of pictures i have taken over the years, most recently i wrote about a home "ready to move in" and the carpets were black as night and a nice white where the couch used to be. The MLS pictures were of a beauy of a home, not reflective of what we saw. I woudl rather see a truth in advertising and not doctored mls pictures. 

Sep 14, 2017 12:59 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Bad photo of a good house or good photo of a bad house?

Sep 14, 2017 11:24 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

this is what you get for $1MM???  boards on the deck are lifting.... the umbrella's not staying... the railings are rotting...

Sep 14, 2017 08:33 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

There definitely are some bad photos out there.

Sep 14, 2017 07:44 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

There is no excuse for poor photographs.

Sep 14, 2017 07:27 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have seen a lot worse but I can't wait for a high wind to take the umbrella away.

Sep 14, 2017 06:27 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

David Martin - look at what Debe Maxwell, CRS and Carol Williams have to say.

Sep 15, 2017 10:26 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

IfI could sgare some ofthe pics I come across!  I'm amazed the sellers do not call their agent and ask WTH?  No matter what the  listing price, professional photos show the best.

Sep 15, 2017 09:28 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Richard Weeks is the 'King of Bad Photo' examples and we all have had lots of fun with his posts. Some agents will never figure out that photos are all part of important property marketing

Sep 15, 2017 08:34 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Carol Williams nailed this one!

Sep 15, 2017 06:09 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I agree with Carol.

Sep 15, 2017 04:46 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

We can't share MLS photos. However, in the spirit of crappy pictures, here's a picture I took from my phone when showing a house a month or so ago. From what I remember, there were no inside pictures on MLS. Isn't it lovely? Can you see the cobwebs?  UPDATE: I can't upload the picture. I'll come back!

Sep 15, 2017 03:56 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

We are not allowed to take photo's from theMLS as they become the property of the MLS

Sep 14, 2017 06:15 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

That deck really needs some TLC before this photo was taken.

Sep 14, 2017 05:41 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I haven't seen anything bad enough to post.

Sep 14, 2017 02:27 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Richard Weeks has the best ones. The MLS is always full of surprises.

Sep 14, 2017 10:44 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Perhaps it is time for a change, a new agent.

Sep 14, 2017 09:45 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Interesting.

Sep 14, 2017 08:05 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

When working with buyers, we do have to see so many just plain awful photos, and feel bad for the Sellers.

Sep 18, 2017 07:45 AM
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LaShonda Solomon
Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage - Kennesaw, GA
Serving Cobb, Paulding, Douglas, Bartow Counties

As real estate agents, we do our client a disservice by not having professional photos with the listing. Buyers tend to be visual and the photos are what will draw them in or drive them away.  I have learned first hand the benefits of  hiring a professional photographer is great.  But if the budget doesnt allow, most cell phones have good cameras.  Just make sure that you have good lighting and great views in order to attract buyers.

Sep 16, 2017 05:20 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

You do realize you don't have the authority to post a photo you didn't take right?

Sep 16, 2017 09:15 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

OMG BAD!!!  I saw one listing where every photo was either sideways, upside down or totally dark.  I mean who does not double check their listing photos!!!  

Sep 15, 2017 04:08 PM